The South Dakota Department of Transportation conducts research to improve transportation technology. Specific goals include evaluation of new materials and methods, development of design and analysis techniques, and study of underlying causes of transportation problems. The research effort addresses topics considered most important to the Department's mission of providing a transportation system for the State of South Dakota.
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The Guidelines for Performing Research
for the South Dakota Department of Transportation provides general information concerning the conduct of research for SDDOT. It also contains specific instructions for preparation and submission of research proposals and describes how proposals are evaluated. Instructions are provided for report preparation. Finally, the document includes a sample agreement used for contract research. 2011 Guidelines for Performing Research Additional information may be requested by writing or calling:
South Dakota Department of Transportation
Office of Research, Room 164
700 East Broadway Avenue
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2586
If you would like a final report on a research project, please contact Jody Twiss at 773-3292.
The SDDOT library is located in the Research office. To check out hard copies of any of these items, you will need a State Library card. Once you have the card, drop by the Research Office to pick up the item. If you'd like the item sent inter-office, talk to Virginia Ripley at 3292 or by e-mail: Virginia Ripley.
Apply for a library card through the S.D. State Library or search the Library Catalog allows you to locate resources available at your library and at more than 70 other libraries throughout South Dakota.
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